Teppo Felin

     professor of strategy
     university of oxford


    +44 (0) 7860 778987
    twitter @teppofelin

    classes, past and present

    `  strategy (mba)
    `  strategy & innovation (mba)
    `  designing strategy, disruption and choice architecture (mba)
    `  organization theory & design (mba)
    `  foundations of strategy (phd/dphil)
    `  strategy, microfoundations & collective action (phd/dphil)


    Felin, T. Kauffman, S. Koppl, R. & Longo, G. (2014). Economic opportunity and evolution: Beyond landscapes and bounded rationality. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. [ssrn version]
    the above article is discussed in this Nature Physics piece by Mark Buchanan.

    Felin, T. & Zenger, T. (2014). Closed or open innovation? Problem solving and the governance choice. Research Policy. [open access]

    Koppl, R. Kauffman, S. Felin, T. & Longo, G. (2014). Economics for a creative world. Journal of Institutional Economics.

    Barney, J. & Felin, T. (2013). What are microfoundations? Academy of Management Perspectives. [scribd]

    special forum on microfoundations, with contributions by Sid Winter, Nicolai Foss, Henrich Greve and Andy Van de Ven.

    Stirling, W. & Felin, T. (2013). Game theory, conditional preferences and social influence. PLoS ONE. [html]

    Felin, T. & Knudsen, T. (2012). A theory of nascent entrepreneurship and organization. Managerial and Decision Economics. [pdf]

    Argyres, N., Felin, T., Foss, N., & Zenger, T. (2012). Organizational economics of capability and heterogeneity. Organization Science. [html] [scribd]

    Felin, T. (2012). Cosmologies of capability, markets and wisdom of crowds.Managerial and Decision Economics. [html]

    Felin, T., Foss, N., Heimeriks, & Madsen, T. (2012). Microfoundations of routines and capabilities: individuals, processes and structures. Journal of Management Studies.

    Felin, T. & Foss, N. (2012). The (proper) microfoundations of routines and capabilities: a response to Winter, Pentland, Hodgson and Knudsen. Journal of Institutional Economics. [pdf]

    Stirling, W., Giraud-Carrier, C., & Felin, T. (2012). A framework for the design and synthesis of coordinated social systems. Social Informatics.

    Zenger, T., Felin, T. & Bigelow, L. (2011). Theories of the firm-market boundary. Academy of Management Annals. [html] [pdf]

    Felin, T. & Zenger, T. (2011).  Information aggregation, matching, and radical market-hierarchy hybrids: implications for the theory of the firm. Strategic Organization. [pdf] [html]

    Felin, T. & Foss, N. (2011).  The endogenous origins of experience, routines and organizational capabilities: the poverty of stimulus. Journal of Institutional Economics. [pdf] [html]

    King, B., Felin, T. & Whetten, D. (2010). Finding the organization in organization theory: a meta-theory of the organization as social actor. Organization Science. [pdf] [html]

    Abell, P., Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2010).  Causal and constitutive relations and the squaring of coleman's diagram: reply to Vromen. Erkenntnis. [html]

    Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2009).  Social reality, the boundaries of self-fulfilling prophecy, and economics. Organization Science. [pdf] [html]

    response by Ferraro, Pfeffer & Sutton. How and why theories matter: a comment on Felin and Foss [see here]; editor introduction [see here]

    Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2009). Performativity of theory, arbitrary conventions, and possible worlds: a reality check. Organization Science. [pdf] [html]

    Felin, T. & Zenger, T. (2009). Entrepreneurs as theorists: on the origins of collective beliefs and novel strategies. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. [pdf] [html

    King, B., Felin, T. & Whetten, D. (2009). Comparative organizational analysis: an introduction. Research in the Sociology of Organizations. [pdf]

    review of volume by Peter Foreman in Administrative Science Quarterly (2010).

    Whetten, D., Felin, T. & King, B. (2009). Theory-borrowing in organizational studies: issues and future directions. Journal of Management. [pdf] [scribd]

    Felin, T., Zenger, T., & Tomsik, J. (2009). The knowledge economy: emerging organizational forms, missing microfoundations and key considerations for managing human capital. Human Resource Management.

    Felin, T. & Spender, J.C. (2009). An exchange of ideas about knowledge governance: seeking first principles and microfoundations. In Knowledge Governance, edited by Foss et al. Oxford University Press.

    Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2009). Organizational routines and capabilities: Historical drift and a course-correction toward microfoundations. Scandinavian Journal of Management. [html]

    Abell, P., Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2008). Building microfoundations for the routines, capabilities, and performance links. Managerial and Decision Economics. [pdf] [html]

    Felin, T. & Hesterly, W.S. (2007). The knowledge-based view, nested heterogeneity, and new value creation: philosophical considerations on the locus of knowledge. Academy of Management Review. [pdf] [html]

    Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2006). Individuals and organizations: thoughts on a microfoundations project for strategic management and organizational analysis. Research Methodology in Strategy and Management.

    Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2005). Strategic organization: a field in search of micro-foundations. Strategic Organization. [pdf] [html]

    research interests

    ` organizations & markets
    ` capabilities, entrepreneurship & new markets
    ` microfoundations 
    ` organization design 
    ` aggregation & emergence
    ` complex systems

    current project

    Judgment and Capability Aggregation in Organizations and Markets special issue and project [html]

    editorial activity

    Strategic Organization, 

    Academy of Management Review, editorial board

    Journal of Management
    editorial board